My name is Olya Nik. I moved to New York from Russia a few years ago and was amazed by the city's vibe. I was happy to see people of all cultures and descents on the city streets who express themselves with their style so freely that I couldn’t resist making photographs and sketches and then completing the artworks in color at home.

I don’t have formal training in arts. However, I have always been interested in portraiture, and I have been sketching and drawing people and animals since my childhood. 

I started posting my drawings on Instagram a year ago when the lockdown happened. A theater where I directed a play at that time was closed, and I had to figure out what I wanted and could do in this situation. Posting my drawings was a solution for me, which attracted attention and people with the same interests.

I have a huge collection of drawings, which I keep posting to my Instagram often with a reference photo. I continue to create new paintings with colored pencils/pastels and watercolor. 

More info: Instagram

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The Bubble Makers At The Central Park

The Bubble Makers At The Central Park

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Dale
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1 month ago

This is insanely good!! The colors in the bubbles are spot on fantastic job!!

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A Man And A Great Dane In Soho, NYC

A Man And A Great Dane In Soho, NYC

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Marina Chursanova
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1 month ago

💞💞💞

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West Village

West Village

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Doris Bennett
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1 month ago

So beautiful!

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Midtown

Midtown

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Zax-A-Dweeb
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1 month ago

Who ever made these are AWESOME at it

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Beautiful Lady With Her Dog In NYC

Beautiful Lady With Her Dog In NYC

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Marina Chursanova
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1 month ago

Fashion lady

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5th Avenue

5th Avenue

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Marina Chursanova
Community Member
1 month ago

Stylish

#7

Boy With A Knit Beanie Looking At The Puppies

Boy With A Knit Beanie Looking At The Puppies

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By The Crosswalk

By The Crosswalk

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Marina Chursanova
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1 month ago

I like the colours 💜💙

#9

Central Park West

Central Park West

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Sofiya
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1 month ago

Love colors in this one! Such an amazing job 🤩

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Self-Portrait At The Central Park

Self-Portrait At The Central Park

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Marina Chursanova
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1 month ago

So good! Awesome!

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The Scene At The Central Park

The Scene At The Central Park

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Marina Chursanova
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1 month ago

Cutie!

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5th Avenue

5th Avenue

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#13

The Met Museum Stairs

The Met Museum Stairs

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Parrot On The Bike

Parrot On The Bike

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FiestaBear
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1 month ago

Love it. So dapper.

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Bryant Park

Bryant Park

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Loralie Chase
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1 month ago

That hat...

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